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Dai Greene gets Britain's first gold at World Championships.

Summary: Dai Greene gave Britain their first gold medal at the World Athletics Championships on Thursday, winning the 400 metres hurdles title.

Dai Greene gave Britain their first gold medal at the Athletics World Championships on Thursday, winning the 400 metres hurdles title.

The 25-year-old had plenty of ground to make up on Puerto Rican Javier Culson when they jumped the last hurdle but found that extra speed to win the gold in 48.26 seconds.

Culson was second with 48.44 while South Africa's LJ Van Zyl, the fastest man this year, won bronze in 40.80.

Olympic champion from the US, Angelo Taylor only managed seventh place with a time of 49.31.

The Welsh athlete went one better than silver medal winners Jessican Ennis and Mo Farah, in what has so far been a disappointing championships for Britain.

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